The body-oriented retail strip across from the recently browned-out Alabama Theater has just swapped second-or-more-hand clothing retailer Buffalo Exchange into the spot by Kipling St. last occupied by Centre Fitness Fusion, a reader notes. (Centre Fitness tookÂ over from Orange Shoe Fitness, which itself succeeded bike shop and implicit fitness purveyor Cycle Spectrum.) Buffalo Exchange joins Epique Massage next to Darque Tan, separated only by a driveway and some parking spots from Demeris Bar-B-Q.
And what of the old Buffalo Exchange spot, recently spotted sporting a variance request noticeÂ out front?
The signageÂ notes a request to allowÂ second-story buildup to joinÂ the groundÂ floor footprint in toeing across the Kuester St. setback line,Â in the name of retail. It also names Peter McCarthy — also the namedÂ agent for the land behind and next to the shopping center, whereÂ Goodnight Charlie’sÂ and itsÂ parking lot are being built. McCarthy and his wife Bailey wereÂ investors in theÂ restaurant that didn’t get built where the parking lot is going in; Bailey is alsoÂ behind paint-slathered bedding boutiqueÂ Biscuit HomeÂ down the road at 1435 Westheimer:
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Honky Tonk Signage Spotted on Small Triangle of Open Range Behind Buffalo Exchange;Â Expectations Lower for Long-Vacant Westheimer Lot;Â An Extremely Temporary Restaurant Going Up Now on Lower Westheimer Will Be Open for One Night Only; The Empty Lot on Westheimer Where the Edmont Will Land; Daily Demolition Report: Stuck in the Mud; 1634 Westheimer: New Bunkhouse Hotel in Montrose
Photos: Margo (all but last), David N. (last)